Headache, lightheadedness, dizziness, joint pain, and skin rashes are examples of side effects.
Avoid dairy products, especially milk. Ciprofloxacin is less effectively absorbed when consumed with dairy products and juices fortified with calcium. Limit your caffeine intake. Eat or don't eat before taking. Food has a negligible impact on absorption.
Take tizanidine (brand name: Zanaflex) as well. If you're unsure, consult your healthcare professional. Inquire with your doctor if taking ciprofloxacin will increase or decrease your chance of experiencing seizures. Exercise and using the injured area should be avoided. If you experience watery diarrhea, diarrhea that does not go away, or bloody stools, contact your healthcare provider right away. If your breathing issues or worsening muscle weakness persist, contact your healthcare provider right away. changes in sensation and nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy). Ciprofloxacin belongs to a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. A side effect of the drug, ciprofloxacin, could be fatal or serious. Ciprofloxacin may contribute to the rare heart condition known as QT interval prolongation. Fluoroquinolones, including ciprofloxacin, can cause damage to the nerves in the arms, hands, legs, or feet in users. If you have ever experienced a severe allergic reaction to a fluoroquinolone antibiotic or are allergic to any of the ingredients in ciprofloxacin, you should not take ciprofloxacin. Fluoroquinolones, such as ciprofloxacin, may exacerbate the symptoms of myasthenia gravis, such as muscle weakness and breathing difficulties. In case of seizures or breathing difficulties, seek emergency assistance right away. If you experience any of the following tendon rupture symptoms or signs, seek immediate medical attention: inability to move or bear weight in the affected area; hearing or feeling a snap or pop in the tendon area. If you get any of the following serious side effects, get medical help right away. Increased chance of problems with joints and tissues around joints in children under 18 years old. Joint Issues Other factors that can increase your risk of tendon issues include: physical activity or exercise kidney failure previous tendon issues, such as those in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Contact your healthcare provider as soon as you experience any tendon pain, swelling, or inflammation. Other serious side effects of ciprofloxacin include: You may have serious seizure and breathing problems when you take theophylline with ciprofloxacin. People who combine the oral anti-diabetes drug glyburide (Micronase, Glynase, Diabeta, Glucovance) with ciprofloxacin and other fluoroquinolone medications may experience hypoglycemia, which can occasionally be severe. After your antibiotic course has ended, pseudomembranous colitis can develop two months or longer later. Fluoroquinolone antibiotics, including ciprofloxacin, have been linked to seizures in users. (Photosensitivity) Sensitivity to sunlight. Serious heart rhythm changes (QT prolongation and torsade de pointes). Tizanidine may have severe adverse effects. A ciprofloxacin reaction that is more severe may manifest as a skin rash. If you experience any of the following signs of peripheral neuropathy in your arms, hands, legs, or feet: pain burning tingling numbness weakness Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), stop taking ciprofloxacin and consult your doctor right away. If you experience any of the following severe allergic reaction symptoms, stop taking ciprofloxacin and seek emergency medical attention right away: hives difficulty breathing or swallowing swelling of the lips, tongue, face, throat, or eyes rapid heartbeat faint yellowing of the skin or eyes Stop taking ciprofloxacin and tell your healthcare provider right away if you get yellowing of your skin or white part of your eyes, or if you have dark urine. When a skin rash appears, stop taking ciprofloxacin and contact your doctor right away. Stop taking ciprofloxacin until tendinitis or tendon rupture has been ruled out by your healthcare provider. Symptoms of tendon problems may include: Pain, swelling, tears and inflammation of tendons including the back of the ankle (Achilles), shoulder, hand, or other tendon sites. If you use ciprofloxacin regularly, discuss the possibility of tendon rupture with your doctor. If you experience any of these side effects or other changes in mood or behavior, consult your doctor right away: feeling dizzy seizures hearing voices, seeing things, or sensing things that are not there (hallucinations) feeling restless, anxious, or nervous confusion, depression, difficulty sleeping, nightmares, or suicidal thoughts or actions. Allergic reactions, including fatal ones, can occur in people taking fluoroquinolones, including ciprofloxaci. If you're taking ciprofloxacin, ask your doctor if you should keep taking it. If your child experiences any joint issues during or following ciprofloxacin treatment, let the doctor know right away. If taking ciprofloxacin causes you to experience low blood sugar, let your doctor know. In case you have a history of seizures, let your doctor know. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have a change in your heart beat (a fast or irregular heartbeat), or if you faint. You may experience a tendon rupture while taking ciprofloxacin or after you have stopped taking it. Tendon problems can affect people of all ages taking ciprofloxacin, such as tendon rupture or tendon swelling (tendinitis). Tendon ruptures have occurred even months after patients stopped taking fluoroquinolones. Tendons are strong tissue cords that join muscles to bones. People who are elderly, have a family history of a prolonged QT interval, have low blood potassium (hypokalemia), take certain medications to control heart rhythm (antiarrhythmics), or have an intestine infection (Pseudomembranous colitis) are more likely to experience this occurrence. Ciprofloxacin can cause pseudomembranous colitis. The Achilles tendon at the back of your ankle is where pain and swelling are most frequently experienced. The nerve damage may be permanent. If you have undergone a kidney, heart, or lung transplant, you are at an increased risk of developing tendon problems while taking ciprofloxacin. However, tendon problems can also occur in people who do not have any of the aforementioned risk factors. The following symptoms, which include a skin rash, can indicate a serious ciprofloxacin reaction (a liver issue). These problems may lead to death. Other tendons are also susceptible to this. This condition has the potential to be very dangerous and can lead to abnormal heartbeats. As soon as the first dose of ciprofloxacin is taken, this severe side effect may occur. The disease myasthenia gravis, which causes muscle weakness, is getting worse. A fever and stomach cramps could both be present. To treat your infection, you might need an antibiotic other than a fluoroquinolone. Changing your antibiotic medication may be necessary.